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Western Areas Ltd (Western Areas) is a nickel sulphide explorer. It is involved in the exploration and development of nickel sulphide and platinum group metal (PGM) deposits in Western Australia. The company’s key project includes Forrestania Ni Project, which holds two operating nickel mines, Flying Fox and Spotted Quoll. These mines host high-grade nickel sulphide ores. It also operates Cosmic Boy Concentrator which treats raw nickel-bearing ore from the Forrestania project to produce a nickel. In addition, the company owns interests in Lake King joint venture tenements, Cosmos Nickel Complex, Black Oak Limited and Western Gawler Nickel-Copper project. The company has exploration interests in Australia, the UK, Canada, Finland and Greenland. Western Areas is headquartered in West Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Headquarters Australia

Address West Perth, L 2 2 Kings Park Rd, 6005


Telephone 61 8 93347777

No of Employees 65

Industry Metals and Mining

Ticker Symbol & Exchange WSA (ASX)

Revenue (2021) $177.0M -16.6% (2021 vs 2020)

EPS XXX

Net Income (2021) XXX -124.2% (2021 vs 2020)

Market Cap* $910.1M

Net Profit Margin (2021) XXX -129.0% (2021 vs 2020)

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History

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Year Event Description
2022 Plans/Strategy In April, the company announced its plans to terminate the proposed US$829.29 million takeover deal by IGO Limited.
2022 Others In March, the company's previously announced acquisition by IGO Ltd got delayed due to volatility in nickel prices.
2021 Contracts/Agreements In December, the company entered into an agreement to be acquired by IGO Ltd for US$785 million.
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Competitor Comparison

Key Parameters Western Areas Ltd Outokumpu Oyj Heron Resources Ltd Essential Metals Ltd White Cliff Minerals Ltd
Headquarters Australia Finland Australia Australia Australia
City Perth Helsinki Sydney Perth Perth
State/Province - - New South Wales - -
No. of Employees 65 9,439 23 5 -
Entity Type Public Public Private Public Public
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Executives
Name Position Board Since Age
Dan Lougher Managing Director; Chief Executive Officer Executive Board 2012 -
Joseph Belladonna Chief Financial Officer; Secretary Senior Management - -
Graeme Gribbin General Manager - Exploration Senior Management 2019 -
Ian Macliver Chairman Non Executive Board 2013 -
Wyn Jones General Manager - Operations Senior Management - -
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